VAN BUREN, Ark. — A Van Buren woman convicted in the shooting death of her 1-year-old daughter has appealed her conviction and 15-year prison sentence.
A local newspaper reports that Heather Jones filed the appeal last week. The 21-year-old was convicted of second-degree murder in the March 1, 2010, death of Elaine Faith Keene.
Prosecutors say Jones drove two men to a home in Roland, Okla., as part of a robbery. Elaine was strapped in her car seat and struck by a bullet fired by Devin Jeremiah.
Jeremiah was convicted of shooting with intent to kill and sentenced to eight years in prison.
Oklahoma law says those involved in the commission of a felony during which someone dies can be charged with murder — even if they did not personally commit it.